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Xd card not initialized

Just bought a 1gb fujifilm xd picture card and when i put it in it says card not initialized i tried to do the format and it still does not work maybe i did the format wrong i am really frustrated with this thing please help john a real solution would be nice

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  • jamess825 Sep 03, 2008

    I do have the same problem. I continued to format the card over and over. I was able to snap one picture (which I could not retrieve) and got the message Writer error. When I tried again it said card not initialized and have not been able to resolve the error. I called the SanDisk technical support but unable to help me get rid of the problem

  • Anonymous Oct 27, 2008

    cannot initialize card

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    Are you using the 'M' or 'H' series 1 GB XD card?

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Go to menu, SET, set-up,FORMAT,push OK Button,read "Format
ERASE ALL DATA" then, choose OK, and ready.

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This is rediculous! I run an online photographic business and this sort of thing should not happen! i am so frustrated

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I just fixed my Finepix A340 with the same problem (1gb card not initializing) - the fuji website has a place where you can update the firmware for the camera, mine was here http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital/download/a340/fupd.html this page told me that my model needed the upgrade http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/accessories/card/index.html

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